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please don't follow my example you know it can be dangerous for your house. a massive march towards the prime minister's office is met with a cloud of tear gas from police in the capital one a large protest against the government is up and running in. days of clashes in the city a brutal crackdown on the peaceful environmental rally which reportedly left people . running police around the european central bank in frankfurt charging into crowds of protesters in the same way many thousands were demanding an end to. cleric calls for a pan-islamic of jihad against president. infidel worse than jews and christians just the syrian rebels reportedly caught smuggling sarin gas chemical weapons so
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it's banned by the u.n. . and an f.b.i. suspect shot multiple times during an interrogation claim it was self-defense one according to latest reports it's unclear whether he was even. on the look back at the past seven days top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly here on. police moved in to disperse antigovernment protests in the turkish capital ankara tear gas was used to stop a thousand strong crowd from marching towards the prime minister's office as part of a nationwide movement in turkey which sprang up in bull after a brutal crackdown on an environmental rally that the city's been gripped by
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violent street battles since friday currently there are hundreds of protesters attacks in the square which is becoming the symbolic heart of the anger against the government. the streets of istanbul look like a scene from war burned cars makeshift barricades broken shop windows not exactly what residents of the city are used to this cortez this is not only for trucks and there's a park this is the. policy of governments under pressure. for . for about ten years the current chaos is the aftermath of the protests that gripped not just istanbul but some other cities and towns across turkey prime minister recep tayyip erdogan policy on syria the increasing islamisation of the country and a major crackdown on the media these are just a few of the problems turks have with their government many feel it doesn't serve the people but rather works against them. my daughter was beaten because of that
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she was wearing because her attackers were affiliated with the government the police to bar and did nothing all the. cars got from television they moved from here i said why don't you move they got the reaction from the police they couldn't make your. life interview with the people and this is the problem. what happened in turkey was called a disgraceful use of excessive police force by amnesty international water cannons tear gas and pepper spray all used against mostly peaceful protesters once the police are treated however the crowds turned their anger against the t.v. trucks of the state media accusing stations of failing to broadcast the reality of square hundreds of people wounded and talk of several deaths this is the human toll of the clashes on the street politics is the hottest topic of conversation even an
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attempt to record an interview turns into a heated debate this is a very strange experience for me and. i can explain. i will explain my son my grandson. after after maybe ten years or five years it began as a quite simple sit and decide because apart people were trying to save some trees in the middle of the city but now they're saying they're trying to save turkey from aragon and his government and they say they won't leave until the prime minister does in istanbul. r.t. . and good lord he's independent journalist or middle east expert he feels the rest across turkey could be the direct result of prime minister policies abroad. i think this is quite ironic that one of the leaders that has been pushing for. syria to step down is now quietly being confronted with that mass protests in his own
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country read genuine protests on like the armed insurrection. and stalking in syria i don't think this is the kind of leader who. doesn't seem to listen to anybody. masters washington and tel aviv this is a. leader he's pretty much. in the last few years in his back and he's known as a war so i think it's a genuine uprising that will spread. and on our website at the moment you can find live updates on the on rest in turkey including footage photos and witness accounts from there you can also take part in our site vote and share your ideas on the story with us in the comments section all right now at r.t. dot com. nine hundred thirty demonstration in the german financial capital frankfurt this week took a turn for the worse when hundreds of riot gear clad offices tore into march in
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protest it's spring tear gas that will police then drove the marchers into a tighter and tighter area a suppression tactic known as kettling was the ferocity. a planned march that was supposed to go right through the middle of all germany spine until capital only really lasted five hundred meters before police into the splits in a demonstration in several different parts now the police have told us that this is because they asked people to remove mosques. in the green put on see. the fascist campaign is they refused to do that then paint was thrown and police responded with pepper spray this then ended up with a always long standoff in the sense a cold front. with many people. in the clashes that broke out sporadically between the police and protesters.
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and there. were standing there suddenly police moved in. there was no reason for that and managed to get. to work oh this is your policy not ours now away from me paying throwing in the pepper spraying the idea behind blokey pie was supposed to show the political leaders of europe that then not toffy that they want change and they said that they had a clear message to those leaders in the european union this shows booky five friends have been came alongside the release of unemployment figures for the euro
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zone countries and they made well pretty desperate reading almost twenty million people are out of work in the eurozone most of them young we're hearing that over almost one in four under twenty five's don't have a job and that's what resulted in many people coming out on on the streets of trying to demonstrate. tens of thousands also took up banners across spain and portugal on saturday to make yet another stand against austerity while at you tube channel you can watch footage from madrid and lisbon the capitals of the two nations among the worst hit by cuts. details of a murder this week of the killing of a chechen u.s. immigrant by an f.b.i. agent able to get him to share for a shot dead during questioning over his alleged link to one of the boston marathon bombing suspects a big report suggesting he was unarmed at the time that contradicts the f.b.i.'s earlier claims that he attacked agents with a knife or a metal rod doshas father says it's hard to believe he was killed in self-defense.
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from the photographs that were sent to me it's evident he was shot six times to the body and wants to the head at the back of the head it looks like a finishing shot of an assassination to me it looks as if they came to his house like bandits and shot him in cold blood from the photos his house looked like it had been robbed he was questioned for eight hours and was without witnesses or a lawyer no one can tell for sure what happened there until there is an official investigation the agents say my son attacked then it might be but there were several armed and well trained men even if he lost his temper and became violent they could have restrained him or wound him shoot him in the leg of the arm or the shoulder but what happened was murder complete with a finishing shot maybe my son knew something the police didn't want to come out and they killed him to keep him silent there's no. investigative journalism veteran police officer mike ruppert believes that our ships killing leaves
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a lot open to interpretation. but i will hearken back to my days on the streets in one nine hundred seventy six in los angeles went. back medalist juan carlos got combated with a bunch of police officers not not one of those drew our guns and we were getting thrown around like rag dolls and we were all trained and we were all very very fit at the time so there's a there's an escalation of force scale which was obviously or apparently not followed in this case this was at best for the f.b.i. . horribly mishandled but it sounds to me very much like they went there with the intent to provoke him and stay just shooting standard police procedure everywhere in the world was not followed here. because you had has been called again syria with a prominent islamic cleric branding the assad government quote more infidel than jews and christians the calls made by shaikh yousif. reaches
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millions in the arab world through the news network which is made. meanwhile syrian rebel groups of refused to attend upcoming peace conference in geneva they saw the ongoing fighting in the syrian province of government and lebanese hezbollah troops mounted an enormous offensive on the town of the say could change the course of the civil war earlier my colleagues who should discuss the post week they want to see capital has been closely following events in the country. the leaders of the syrian opposition have in fact announced they will not be participating in the u.s. and russian sponsored peace talks they are saying that has been laws involvement in the bloody civil war really complicates things a little the group itself is highly divided there's questions as to whether they have the syrian opposition have credibility with the syrians on the ground meanwhile president bashar al assad in an interview this week said holding a referendum would decide whether he should leave power further complicating things
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is the decision by the european union which agreed not to renew a weapons embargo on syria the u.k. and france really led this push to dismantle the bargo which prevailed despite opposition from other european union member states those two countries are saying that this would somehow help to ratchet up pressure against president bashar al assad some western powers lucy accusing russia at this point of hampering peace efforts with the whole argument about russia supplying assad with weapons how does moscow justify this let's a complex issue russia's plan to ship s. three hundred anti-aircraft systems to syria caused a stir this week after president bashar al assad in an interview said that russia will be honoring its defense contracts further complicating things that the israeli elements the israelis have said that they are strongly opposed to this that they are prepared to use force if those weapons are. but we have to keep in mind these are contracts were signed roughly a year before the syrian civil war broke out in twenty eleven russians are not prepared to console the contracts although the deputy foreign minister has said
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that this is seen as a stabilizing factor that will deter quote what he called some hotheads from a considering to send in foreign forces to intervene in the syrian conflict i do these are russian made s. three hundred i myself i reserve supposed to be for defensive purposes not all friends but what about the issue of the use of chemical weapons it came up again this week can you tell us more about it's a bit murky but according to local turkish media reports the turkish government has rounded up about twelve people with suspected ties to the island those are fronts this is one of the rebel groups that's affiliated with al qaida that's been fighting bashar al assad on the ground and accused according to one media reports they've discovered what they said two kilograms of sarin gas a powerful new york talks and now these are not confirmed reports but they do come amid growing concern of the use of chemical weapons by both sides and the united nations human rights investigators have in fact obtained testimony from on the ground witnesses who allege that the rebels had to used sarin gas and again unsubstantiated testimony but we should it did prompt a response from
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a russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. we've warned repeatedly of provocations connected with chemical weapons we've also insisted on investigations into any case related to their possible use including the incident reportedly took place near aleppo but we're very disappointed that because of political games u.n. has failed to act on this we expect our turkish colleagues to quickly provide a full report on this latest case this issue ation is too serious for those who constantly talk about the chemical weapons problem to keep playing games around it each and every incident needs to be investigated and. so there you have it the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov calling for an investigation into what obviously is a murky but serious issue of concern the weapons could start reaching syria but all this stuff to the european union lifted an arms embargo against the war torn state spearheading the initiative britain and france despite opposition from other
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countries who are wary those very weapons could be turned against europeans. take a look at the syrian opposition and those who might be armed on its behalf. since britain and france blocked attempts to extend the e.u. embargo on supplying on's to the syrian rebels there have been growing fears that the weapons could end up in the wrong hands and this is why the syrian opposition is made up of many divided and often competing factions and truly there's no force that can represent it as a whole there's the syrian national council the national coalition for syrian revolutionary and opposition forces the supreme military council the free syrian army the international coordination committee the. brigade and many more like to point out that only the n.c.c. says it's open to dialogue with the authorities while all the others have officially proclaimed their goal is to topple the regime the only difference being how extreme their approaches are and here is where these two rebel groups stand out
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. is officially recognized as a terror organization by the u.s. it's also known for its links to al qaeda and for being among the most highly trained rebel forces currently on the ground in syria and the fire brigade perhaps just as notorious after one of its leading commanders was shown eating the body parts of a dead syrian soldier on video but despite the warnings raised by international human rights groups including the international and human rights watch the rebels have been receiving weapons for some time now according to western media reports the rebels have received one hundred sixty plane loads of arms shipments from jordan saudi arabia quarter via turkey and then with a cargo smuggled across the border here with syria but no matter which rebel group or the arms may be destined for it's also widely recognized that they usually end up in the hands of the best trained and most radical brigades. thousands assembled
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to support whistleblower bradley manning had all of his d.-day the soldier finally faces trial to three years waiting in harsh confinement and leaking top secret documents showing alleged u.s. atrocities committed the details a lot of expert opinion coming up shortly here on l.t. stay with us. react to situations i have read the reports. and no i will leave that to the state department to comment on your part. to carry on the job. no more. when you need a direct question be prepared for a change when you'll. be ready for. freedom of speech and
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down to to freedom. thousands of people gathered in the american city of baltimore in support of bradley manning on the eve of one of the most decisive days in his life the soldier faces dozens of charges after leaking secret files including footage of a u.s. helicopter attack on civilians during the country's iraqi campaign the long
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anticipated military trial is expected to begin on monday. like it was at the rally . we're reporting in maryland in baltimore on monday the court martial against by the first class bradley manning will finally begin private manning twenty five year old army intelligence officer is accused of the biggest leak in the history of the united states according to army prosecutors manning is responsible for the lion's share of material that's been shared by the anti-secrecy wiki leaks in the last few years u.s. state department cables watanabe detainee assessment files iraqi and afghan war logs have all been attributed to private manning and for leaking this material the u.s. government is charging him with aiding the enemy and he could spend the rest of his life in prison on monday however the court room here and for me to leave with supporters and prosecutors attorneys on both sides waiting for the court martial a final against the three years after manning was first brought into custody and it was late may twenty ten with manning was picked up in baghdad transferred to kuwait
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brought back to united states and spent three years of waiting and waiting for this court martial to finally begin the sense december two thousand and eleven they've been having pretrial hearings here at fort meade and there's been really them all over the world in support of the soldier according to demonstrators this is the largest bradley manning really that has ever happened in the three plus years sense these men what if the u.s. military custody people from all over the country gathered here today to really get support of the soldier but there's also demonstrations planned in more than two dozen cities in four continents across the world in the next coming days in seoul south korea germany toronto ontario cities throughout the united states and across north america and the rest of the globe are all holding events this week in support of private manning his court martial wolfishly began on monday more than three years more than one thousand days after it was first brought into custody and by the end of the summer his supporters his family his friends are all finally going to know how he's going to spend the rest of his life. well for more on this i'm not
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joined by author kevin koe stone he's written extensively on the case is a bradley manning and we keep leaks kevin it looks like manning's core supporters all over the world do you think it has potential of growing support for him if he does get a heavy sentence well we don't know what he's going to be sentenced yet so i wouldn't put it in that way i would i would suggest that as people follow the trial over the course of this entire summer as it's going to last that there will be more exposure of his story that more around the world will be introduced to what he did his act and are likely to it will resonate with people now the prosecution is playing on that dangers of leaked information getting into his hands what he did was leaked sensitive highly classified information how dangerous was that leak for u.s. security i haven't seen any proof that it was dangerous to u.s.
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security yet nor do i expect to see it for two reasons one if they do present any proof it's probably going to be behind closed door. as it will be classified information a but also from listening to bradley manning's lawyer david coombs speak he has said that what he's been given shows that for the most part there wasn't any sort of damage he's gotten evidence back that said there there were there was something but they're not quite sure they're looking into it and there's nothing conclusive that bradley manning did harm national security but nevertheless he did leak information and he signed up as a soldier to do that so he should be punished shouldn't well he signed up to be a soldier who followed the rule of law who abided by the constitution who you know i don't think he signed up to abandon his moral conscience and within the military what he saw with the collateral murder video deeply disturbed him this
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dissipates the helicopter attack in two thousand and seven in baghdad iraq he also was aware that opponents of prime minister nuri al maliki were being turned over to iraqi federal police and tortured and that deeply bothered him his role in that and so i think that nobody would have expected that this soldier would have banned and that so i think the question becomes how much punishment should he endured there's no question that he violated the law but the larger question here with this trial is what sort of punishment does he deserve for violating that law given that there has been such a great benefit because of the release of information that he says could be lengthy trial so we find out about that punishment a lot later on just briefly all the co-author of the book truth and consequences the u.s. against bradley manning did you face any hindrances from u.s. authorities when compiling information and doing your research. well i haven't had any sort of like persecution but what i would say is that there's really little access to court records so that's
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a limit on my ability to reporting and then also i would share that because his audio of his statement was leaked of a statement he made on february twenty eighth there was a higher ranking military officer who did scold the press and did say that if it happened again everyone in the media center would feel the pain kevin thanks very much indeed for joining us live here not chemical stoner who's written extensively on the case of bradley manning and we could leaks thank you. this week so britain brought in a row about its own guantanamo bay prison closed and it was revealed that up to ninety afghan nationals are being detained in secret and without charge at the ukase camp bastion base as ulti sort of a fun up some of being held there for more than a year. e.-k. lawyers described this is a secret facility that was completely off the radar leading some to describe this as the u.k.'s kuantan a murder in afghanistan but it was a fun and speedy response that we saw from the n.d.p.
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and from defense secretary philip haven't just the details emerge of the detention facility income and of the legal action launched by u.k. lawyers on behalf of some of the detainees there were some pretty damning revelations with these detainees being held for fourteen months now the ministry of defense and the defense secretary admitted that between eighty and ninety detainees being held but they were very quick thing to try to move away and quash these comparisons with guantanamo bay there were two main differences said number one that the afghan detainees they said were being held. in safety and the second reason that they gave was that this wasn't a secret this is the first time that many in the british public will have heard about this detention facility and the u.k. ambassador. after these revelations saying that this was
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a principle of national serenity and that the detainees should be handed over to the afghan security forces as soon as possible the question of how to handle detainees has been the most enduring controversy since the u.s. led military campaigns in afghanistan and iraq and certainly until these transfers that made this controversy and these compare parasites to guantanamo bay don't look like they're going to go a surface r.t. london makes to. ruffle the feathers of the world's political power players that's just a few minutes from now. distraction
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is one thing the media does very well we all tend to focus on one spicy issue of the moment and ignore the rest jill those are definitely worth the media attention but let's not ignore the fact that the food people eat around the world is an attack from multiple fronts antibiotics are often overused in cattle which can and eventually sadly will lead to anti biotics resistant bacteria evolving animals are also injected with various hormones which can make their way into our stomachs and speaking of mysterious things getting into our body pretty much any crops and you we are doused with all sorts of pesticides and sit on top of powerful fertilizers which can affect bodies of water far beyond the fence of the farm obviously technology has been and should be used in farming so we all don't starve i get why pesticides exist and why they started giving diseased animals antibiotics but there comes a point where out putting a lot of poisonous food will kill you just as dead as slowly starving will there is
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a healthy middle ground out there somewhere but if we only worry about just the g m o's and only win that battle then we'll still be eating food loaded with bad stuff just other bad stuff but that's just my opinion. they've been used as both a carrot and a stick
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a reason to bring some countries into the european fold and to keep others out human rights of thought to be universally have their application is highly specific to the country's political social and economic circumstances is it time to redefine what is meant by human rights and should all countries be held to the same standard while to discuss that joined by thorburn the gavel and secretary-general of the council of europe mr young going to be appreciate you being here and now i think what is meant usually manned by for human rights and western political discourse are political rights rights having to do with political activity freedom of speech freedom of expression freedom to protest and i think some countries in particular russia and china argued that that ability to grant their citizens full political rights is conditioned on. the economy on dire economic prosperity and i think for some time the sort of argument was.

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